May 13, 2021

Episode 32 - Cemeteries and the Law

Episode 32 - Cemeteries and the Law

Special guest Ryan Seidemann returns wearing his lawyer hat and joins Jennie and Dianne to discuss legal issues that happen in and around cemeteries. In this episode they talk about the law regarding photography and cemeteries, accessing cemeteries on private property, what happens when someone is injured in a cemetery and much more!

Ryan Seidemann: Louisiana Cemetery Response Task Force

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Ryan M. Seidemann

Lawyer, Archeologist, Anthropologist, Professor

Ryan M. Seidemann earned a B.A. in anthropology from Florida State University, an M.A. in anthropology from Louisiana State University and was a contract archaeologist for several years before earning J.D. and B.C.L. degrees in law from Louisiana State University. He is now the Chief of the Lands & Natural Resources Section of the Louisiana Department of Justice and his clients include the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, and the Louisiana Cemetery Board. Mr. Seidemann is also an adjunct professor of law at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. Mr. Seidemann's research includes examinations of water and wetlands law, cemetery and archaeological site protection law, and human remains analysis. He has authored more than 50 publications in the fields of law, anthropology, and cemetery studies.